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Mast design inspired by Dracula's Castle?

Dec 5, 2011
<p>Dracula's Castle in Romania.</p>

Dracula's Castle in Romania.

According to the folks at SpeedDream, an effort to build the world's fastest sailing monohull, you can draw inspiration for better mast designs by visiting Dracula's Castle in Romania!

From the press release: The creative process is a funny thing. Most people involved in designing boats work in relatie solitude thinking, scheming and trying out different ideas until they find something that works. But new ideas are elusive and sometimes when you really need inspiration, it eludes you. That's when you know it's time t head for Transylvania.

Well, that’s what you do if you are Vlad Murnikov, the lead designer and creative force behind SpeedDream. In his small office in the middle of rural Massachusetts Vlad toils away, usually working through the night when it’s quiet and the ideas come easily. But there are times when, no matter how hard he stares at the computer screen, the screen just stares back at him, unyielding. Which is precisely why Vlad packed his bag and took a flight to Romania. The rest of the story...

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